Ancillary Cannabis Products & Services

KO is the country’s leading legal provider to industry investors and ancillary product and service providers in the burgeoning cannabis industry.

Businesses that support the cannabis industry are constantly navigating new challenges as a young and evolving marketplace finds its footing amidst perpetually changing state and local laws. This dynamic marketplace has attracted savvy investors and sophisticated businesses that serve every facet of the industry’s operations.

The KO Law Firm team believes it works with more ancillary cannabis businesses than any firm in the country, and our attorneys are experts in this space that continues to grow at a frenetic pace. KO’s work is focused exclusively on the businesses and investors that support the operations, infrastructure and services for producers and sellers. From lighting to analytics, software and human resource firms, KO works with all types and stages of ancillary businesses.

“We’ve been working with the KO team since our inception, when they assisted with our formation and early financing. The attorneys at KO know the business better than any other firm, and we not only refer our partners to them, they are our counsel too.”

Patrick Rea

Founder, Canopy Central

KO attorneys have been working with ancillary cannabis businesses since the industry’s earliest days of legal operation that began in Colorado. Today, the KO team works with organizations that serve markets across North America. Our team stays abreast of trends unique to the industry, and draws on our extensive network of investors, operational experts and thought leaders to help ancillary businesses manage their legal needs. We provide support for:

  • Formations
  • Financings and investments
  • Mergers and acquisitions 
  • General counsel support including employment agreements and equity incentive plans  
  • Industry contracts including supply, manufacturing, distribution and brokerage contracts 
  • Other commercial contracts including lease agreements, privacy policies and terms of service 
  • Assistance with tax structuring 
  • Assistance with trademark and other IP protection                 
John Gaddis

Because we routinely work with investors, service providers, and other ancillary businesses, KO attorneys have a deep understanding of the market and can quickly plug into a client’s operations to make an impact.

John Gaddis

John W. Gaddis

Partner, KO

Our attorneys are also sought-after interviewees and presenters within the industry, regularly sharing insights, such as Preparing your Business for Exit with industry groups such as Canopy Boulder

KO represents numerous brands and investors in the food and beverage industry in corporate, transactional and commercial matters.

110+

financings

$250M+

transactions

#1

legal provider to the industry

KO’s team helps clients with everything from business formation to funding for technology and growth, to acquisitions and major transactions. We’ve helped some of the biggest providers in the industry grow from startups to leaders in the marketplace and continue to help them succeed in an increasingly competitive market.

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KO’s deep industry expertise means we are efficient and practical in support of your biggest business priorities. Put our experience to work for you.

When an industry experiences rapid growth, finding reliable partners can feel chaotic for incumbents and new entrants alike. KO attorneys unique understanding of the ancillary cannabis space helps businesses anticipate challenges and capitalize on opportunities.

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